MSF COURSES TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW:

  • Controls: you know, the throttle, clutch, brakes & gears
  • Maneuvering & balance
  • Braking techniques
  • Changing lanes, passing & avoiding obstacles
  • Street strategies to stay safe
  • Swerving & avoiding collisions
  • Riding at night & in the rain
  • Carrying a passenger or cargo
  • Wearing the proper protective gear

HOW HONDA DOES RIDER TRAINING

Honda’s Colton, CA Rider Education Center

Our Red Rider Ranch in Colton, CA is one of the best places in the US to get training. In fact, over thousands of riders graduate from there every year. So if you can make the trip, give them a call and register. You won’t regret it.

Honda Rider Education Center
(909) 430-3000
1301 Via Venita, Colton, CA 92324 Map

Making Sure You're on the Right Machine

There are a lot of streetbikes and scooters out there to choose from, and the variety—not to mention the categories, like cruisers, touring bikes, sportbikes and standards—can often leave a first-time buyer stumped. Which bike should you get? How are you going to use it? Where are you going to ride? Do I want a streetbike, or will a scooter be better? The questions are almost as numerous as the array of machines. The bottom line is that with Honda's extensive line of street-legal products, you're certain to find a model that suits your needs.

How do I know when a bike or scooter is the right size?
First of all, don't get all hung up on how big or small the engine is - you need to find a bike that fits right. You can tell a little from the seat-height number in the spec chart, but the best way is to go to a bike show or your local dealer and sit on a few motorcycles. What the spec chart can't show is how a bike carries its weight. You need to be comfortable, and not intimidated.
How should the bike or scooter fit me?
What sort of model should I buy?
How much does it cost to ride?
Where can I learn more about choosing the right bike or scooter?
Are there dedicated resources for specific types of riders, like re-entry owners, women or commuters?
I really want to go riding with friends, but none of them have bikes. How can I convince them to ride with me?
Some of my friends don't think I should ride. What do I say to them?
Term of the Day: Bagger A motorcycle equipped with hard saddlebags and a fairing. Often a Cruiser.
Bagger
A motorcycle equipped with hard saddlebags and a fairing. Often a Cruiser.
Bore and Stroke
Camshaft/SOHC/DOHC
Carburetor
CBS (Combined Braking System)
Centerstand
Chopper
Countersteering
Cruiser
Curb Weight
Damper
Disc Brake
Drum Brake
Dual-Sport
EFI
Enduro
Ergonomics
Fairing
Final Drive
Footpegs
Fork
Fuel Injection
Full-face Helmet
GVWR
Inline-four
Kickstand (a.k.a Sidestand)
Lane Splitting (a.k.a. Lane Sharing)
Master Cylinder
O-Ring Chain
Parallel Twin
Primary Drive
Radial (Tire)
Rake
RPM
Scooter
Shock/Shock Absorber
Sidestand (a.k.a. Kickstand)
Steering Head
Swingarm
Tach/Tachometer
Throttle
Top End
Trail
Tripmeter
Twin
Two-into-one Pipes
Two-Stroke/Four-Stroke
Unsprung Weight
VIN
VTEC
V-Twin
Wheelbase

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